Senate Bill 53

Ohio Bill Tracker,

To lower the minimum age for an original appointment as a police officer from twenty-one to eighteen years of age.

The OTA supports this bill.

Status: This bill was passed by the Senate on May 10, 2023. It is now in the House Homeland Security Committee and has two hearings.

See links below for more information on the Ohio Legislature's website, such as proponent and opponent testimonies, a summary of the bill, and more. 

Senate Bill 53

OTA Proponent Testimony

View Talking Points for SB 53